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  • It's Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay

    04/23/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 23 2014 | AKASH NIKOLAS
    The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s Frozen is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out anthem, and a character in the film evokes the question of whether homosexuality is a choice by inquiring of Elsa’s powers, “born with it or cursed?” Some liberals have praised the film for its subtext; some conservatives have denounced it. More on Frozen Frozen: Too Cynical? In Defense of Prince Charming How Parents Can Turn Frozen's Big Twist Into a Teachable Moment But the most remarkable thing about queer...
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend

    04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 19, 2014
    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. That’s a disaster for a $150 million movie. This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • Disney Is Tolerant of Anything in Its Movies...Except God - 'Frozen' Songwriters Reveal

    04/12/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing songwriters from diverse backgrounds, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there. Speaking on NPR's Fresh Air show, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez told host Terry Gross that some of the preconceptions outside of the industry folks might have about Disney may not be exactly true. "Disney is not this sanitized place that you might imagine it to be. I mean, they hired Ashman and Menken after they did "Little Shop of Horrors," which...
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' has already begun filming, says Disney's Alan Horn -- VIDEO

    04/06/2014 11:27:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    insidemovies.ew.com ^ | Apr 6, 2014 at 1:20PM | By Amber Ray on
    The announcements about Star Wars: Episode VII were made by Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn during a panel at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles on April 2. He also acknowledged that there had been problems with the script, but he’s confident in the version director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have worked on, which is based on a previous draft written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt. “It’s all about the screenplay,” Horn said. “It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.”
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom

    04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message. The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
  • A Billion-Dollar Bracelet Is the Key to a Disney Park

    04/03/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | April 2, 2014 | Brooks Barnes
    Walt Disney World has spent more than a year rolling out a $1 billion system that changes how visitors do everything from enter their hotel rooms to ride Space Mountain. But a few weeks ago a front desk agent at one of Disney’s marquee hotels was still wrestling with the technology. “Behave, you naughty thing,” a Wilderness Lodge reservations clerk muttered at the malfunctioning management system. Scolding didn’t work, but a computer reboot finally did. So it has gone with MyMagic+, an ambitious effort to make Disney World more profitable by making its 30 million annual visitors happier. The multifaceted...
  • Box Office Milestone: 'Frozen' Becomes No. 1 Animated Film of All Time [not true]

    03/31/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporters ^ | March 30, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Disney's Oscar-winning Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film of all time, surpassing the $1.063 billion earned by fellow Disney/Pixar title Toy Story 3. Frozen now occupies the No. 10 spot on the list of the biggest global blockbusters and is the first billion-dollar title from Disney Animation Studios. It has earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally for a total $1.072 billion.
  • They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

    03/23/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | March 22, 2014 | Kat Chow
    <p>As for Mara's ethnicity? She's not Native American. Folks are passing around an online petition that asks Warner Bros. to "stop casting white actors to play people of color."</p> <p>2. If you're particularly ticked off when a white character is played by a person of color, then you're probably not pleased that Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Fruitvale Station), who is black, was cast as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Human Torch is a superhero who, as his name hints, can engulf his body in flames, control nearby fires and fly. When he's not on fire (though he usually is), the comics show that he's a blonde, white guy named Johnny Storm. (There was an android Human Torch once. To the extent that androids have ethnic identities, the android's was probably Anglo-Saxon.) If casting a black actor to play a white superhero irks you, this probably will, too.</p>
  • New 'Star Wars' film to be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

    03/18/2014 1:22:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 118 replies
    Rueters ^ | Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:57pm EDT | Lisa Richwine
    The highly anticipated next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer Bob Iger said on Tuesday at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Disney purchased "Star Wars" production company LucasFilm for $4.05 billion in 2012 and announced it would release three new films in the popular sci-fi series. Fans have been avidly awaiting details of the next film, "Star Wars: Episode VII."
  • Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

    03/12/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 77 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 12 March 2014 17.17 GMT | Andrew Pulver
    Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado. Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very evil", and that Disney was "one of the most pro-homosexual organisations in the country". Swanson said: "You wonder sometimes if maybe there's something very evil happening here ... I wonder if people are thinking: 'You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality...
  • Disney’s Billion Dollar Theme Park Gamble (MyMagic+ System)

    03/12/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    PJMedia ^ | March 12, 2014 | Chris Queen
    Guests travel to Walt Disney World seeking the ultimate vacation experience, and Disney continues to develop new ways to deliver the best possible vacation. The company has invested over a billion dollars in their MyMagic+ system, which employs wearable technology and RFID (radio frequency identification) chips to fine tune and customize guests’ experiences. Disney has high hopes for MyMagic+, but so far many guests aren’t sold on the idea.
  • Disney World tells Boy Scouts to allow openly gay leaders or lose funding

    03/06/2014 7:39:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    A few days ago, Disney World announced that unless Boy Scouts of America (BSA) changed its policy on openly homosexual scoutmasters – namely, they’re not allowed – by January 1, 2015, the organization would lose funding from Walt Disney.The reason is simple – Disney says BSA violates the company’s non-discrimination policy: Disney does not give money directly to the national organization or local BSA councils. However, through its VoluntEARS program, Disney allows employees to do volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the charities of their choice.Employees taking part in the VoluntEARS program will no longer be able to...
  • Disney Attempts to Force Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders Ban; Threatens to Halt Funding

    03/03/2014 10:09:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Walt Disney Company has notified the Boy Scouts of America that it will withdraw all funding from the organization beginning 2015 unless the BSA overturns its policy of not allowing openly gay members to be leaders. The entertainment company has a VoluntEARS program through which its employees carry out volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the non-profits of their choice. However, Disney has now announced that the employees taking part in the program will no longer be able to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, according to CNN. Disney's corporate website says that the company's employees...
  • Walt Disney Company to cut funding to Boy Scouts of America over gay policy

    03/03/2014 6:53:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3-2-2014 | Associated Press in Los Angeles
    The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America, beginning in 2015, because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organisation. In December the defence and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin said it would no longer donate to the Boy Scouts, because of the same policy. Last May, the California Senate voted to revoke the organisation’s charitable status. The Boy Scouts organisation said it was “disappointed” by Disney’s decision, which will affect its ability to serve children, Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement on Sunday. Disney does not provide direct...
  • Walt Disney World Stops Supporting Boy Scouts Over LGBT Discrimination

    02/27/2014 4:43:17 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Kris Guiliani
    Walt Disney World has jumped on the bandwagon of businesses pulling their funding from Boy Scouts of America, as the organization still refuses to end its ban on openly LGBT adults. Charitable contributions will no longer be made to BSA or local troops as part of Walt Disney World's "Ears For You" grant program. SNIP As the straight son of a lesbian couple, Wahls has been working to reverse the BSA's policies of discrimination and exclusion. Since its inception in 2012, Scouts for Equality has succeeded in influencing seven major corporations - including Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Major League Soccer, Merck,...
  • Ohio traffic reporter's parody of the song 'Let it Go' from the Disney movie 'Frozen'

    02/26/2014 11:12:15 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Cincinnati traffic reporter has gained national attention for his dramatic on-air parody of a Disney movie song. WKRC's Bob Herzog changed 'Let it Go,' sung by Princess Elsa in the animated movie 'Frozen,' to 'Just Don't Go' to reference the winter weather. As images of cars skidding on ice and traffic conditions play, Herzog dramatically sings lines like: 'I must share what dispatchers say, all the traction's gone. School's closed or at least they're on a delay.'
  • The most expensive place on Earth? Disney World raises admission prices for second time in a year..

    02/25/2014 6:54:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Staff
    It might be the happiest place on earth, but your wallet won't be feeling any happier after splashing out even more to 'experience the magic' of Disney. The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive. Although Disney won't specify the reasons behind the increase, the Florida parks are home to the company's new high-tech wristband-based ticketing and ride reservation system, called MyMagic+ which cost the company $1.5 billion. ......................................................... Disney World has raised the one-day ticket price to the Magic Kingdom by $4 so that it now costs $99 before taxes for...
  • Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry kiss during Los Angeles ‘Bangerz’ concert

    02/23/2014 12:59:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/22/2014 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    The pop stars surprised the audience at Cyrus’ Staples Center show with a lip-lock reminiscent of Britney Spears and Madonna’s 2003 VMAs kiss. Katy Perry is still kissing girls and liking it, but maybe not as much as she used to. The "Dark Horse" singer was caught in a passionate lip lock with none other than Miley Cyrus during the 21-year-old singer's Los Angeles concert on Saturday night, but a YouTube video shows her pulling away from a full-on make-out session with Cyrus.
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Arab voice of Donald Duck fired by Disney for anti-Israel tweets

    02/13/2014 1:42:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    An Egyptian radio host who calls himself the official voice of Donald Duck on Disney Middle East was fired after sending anti-Israel tweets. Wael Mansour tweeted the news of his firing on Feb. 6, six months after his tweet against Israel. “Disney decided I am no longer the official voice of DonaldDuck in it’s middle-east dubbed cartoons because of an anti Zionism tweet. Proud!” he tweeted. Here is the tweet that lead Disney to end my role as Donald Ducks official voice in Arabic dubbed cartoons in the ME pic.twitter.com/ZLdpN1NrMF — Wael Mansour (@Wa2elMansour) February 6, 2014 He then retweeted...
  • Boehner Exits Press Conference Singing 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah'

    02/12/2014 8:39:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Breitbart TV
    After House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced Tuesday that the vote on an increase of the debt ceiling would have no strings attached he exited by signing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" from the Disney 1946 movie "Song of the South"... to short to excerpt
  • Disney Fires Arabic Donald Duck For Jew Hatred

    02/11/2014 12:36:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    inn ^ | 2/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Donald Duck will be getting a new voice in Arabic -- Egyptian voice artist Wael Mansour was fired by the Walt Disney Company over his ranting on Twitter last August, in which he expressed his virulent hatred of Israel and earnest desires for the Jewish state's destruction. Mansour's tweet read "I truly wish #Israel is demolished, I hate Zionism, I have so much hate inside me with every child they murder or land they seize!" He added "I don’t know why insulting #Israel & #Zionism is ‘Anti-Semitic’?! They are just a bunch of Polish/ Ethiopian immigrants roughly 70 years old."...
  • ‘Taylor Has Two Moms’: Disney Channel Introduces Its First Lesbian Couple on a Kids’ Show

    01/28/2014 7:11:06 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 01/27/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    News spread last summer that the Disney Channel was planning to introduce a lesbian couple for the first time on one of its children’s TV programs. That’s exactly what happened during Sunday’s episode of “Good Luck Charlie,” when a child with two mothers was prominently highlighted..... The same-sex scene had long been anticipated. A representative for Disney detailed last summer how the network carefully approached the subject. “This particular story line was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisers,” the Disney representative said. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids...
  • What would Walt say? The Disney Channel debuts its first ever same sex couple on the...

    01/28/2014 4:18:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Bobbie Whiteman
    <p>The Disney Channel has gone all Glee, introducing its first-ever lesbian couple on the family series, Good Luck Charlie, on Sunday.</p>
  • Let’s nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media

    01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/18/14 | Fred Jerome
    Excerpted from "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool. In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past. It’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business, or that the major media companies are themselves big businesses. Twenty years ago,...
  • Critics: Facts don’t back up Meryl Streep’s Walt Disney bashing

    01/10/2014 4:28:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Meryl Streep’s Tuesday speech in which she labeled the late Walt Disney a “gender bigot” is being criticized by some who worked with the Hollywood legend, and others who have a much different take on the Hollywood giant’s life. Walt Disney animator Floyd Norman, who worked alongside the mogul on films including the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” told us Streep is simply misinformed. “I arrived at Disney in 1956 as a young artist. Surprisingly, there were a fair number of young women working in the art department. I too had heard that women were not allowed in animation....
  • Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney as racist, anti-Semitic

    01/08/2014 8:15:59 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 8 2014 | CBS
    Meryl Streep had some choice words to say about Walt Disney during remarks she made Tuesday at an awards gala where she was honoring "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson. The "August: Osage County" star called out Disney as both sexist and anti-Semitic while presenting the best actress prize to Thompson at the National Board of Review awards in New York.
  • Now Disney Can Track Your Every Move with NSA-Style Wristbands

    01/03/2014 1:04:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Time ^ | January 2, 2013 | Eliana Dockterman
    Families planning trips to one of Disney’s theme parks can now get waterproof rubber wristbands embedded with computer chips in lieu of paper tickets. When scanned, the bands can act as a park entry ticket, a FastPass, a hotel room key and a credit card. The “Magic Bands” — which are currently optional — are part of a new MyMagic+ “vacation management system” that can track guests as they move throughout the park.
  • Saving Mr Banks

    12/31/2013 12:16:35 AM PST · by mylife · 108 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/30/13 | P.L. Travers
    Some hate Disney and some might hate this film. I liked it.
  • Controversial Float Spurs Call to Boycott 'Tournament of Roses' Parade (Video)

    12/30/2013 7:55:49 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-30-2013 | TRN
    The same Disney that suspended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson from its A&E network for expressing his religious views about homosexuality (until being forced to reverse it after a massive viewer revolt), clearly has no problem pushing the homosexual agenda in the faces of millions of Americans who watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its ABC network on New Year's Day. That's right. Two Los Angeles men plan to celebrate their "gay marriage" on a float in this year's parade in Pasadena, California. The move has understandably sparked controversy and even a boycott. Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42,...
  • Will Phil Hurt Disney and Hearst Stock?

    12/22/2013 4:29:24 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 18 replies
    12/22/2013 | b.b.e.b.
    I wonder how many pissed off people will sell of their Disney and Hearst stock; with a couple hundred million Christians in this country, they may request their broker sell or divest in mutual funds holding those stocks. I personally believe this is a watershed event in our country. I think most Americans stand behind Phil, for one major reason; we have just had enough of the crap from the never ending complainers who just never quit!
  • Amazon Pulls Access to Purchased Christmas Videos During Christmas [can't watch what you paid for]

    12/21/2013 12:40:45 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    torrentfreak.com ^ | December 16, 2013
    Disney has decided to pull access to several purchased Christmas videos from Amazon during the holiday season, as the movie studio wants its TV-channel to have the content exclusively. Affected customers have seen their videos disappear from their online libraries, showing once again that not everything you buy is actually yours to keep. One of the best ways to deal with online piracy is to make content available legally. This is common knowledge by now, but copyright holders still believe that exclusivity can earn them more in the long run, even when it hurts legitimate customers. A good example of...
  • Who Owns A&E (Duck Dynasty)

    12/20/2013 6:42:59 PM PST · by mountn man · 52 replies
    Me | Me
    Just thought I'd let people know who owns A&E, the channel that fired Phil Robertson.A&E is owned by Hearst Corporation and DISNEY-ABC Television.A+E's sister stations are:History H2 The Biography ChannelLifetimeLifetime Movie NetworkLifetime Real Women.Separate from A&E, but owned (80%) by Disney and (20%)Hearst is ESPN inc.: ESPN ESPN International ESPN2 ESPN Australia ESPN Brasil ESPNews ESPN Classic ESPN PPV CTV Specialty Television (2001–present, owns 20% of this subsidiary of Bell Media) TSN TSN2 RDS RDS2 RDS Info ESPN Classic Canada Through CTV Specialty Television, ESPN also has an indirect interest in several channels operated in partnership with Discovery Communications, and...
  • The Death of Star Wars

    12/02/2013 3:34:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | November 25, 2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    It must be said: In October 2012, Star Wars fans felt a great disturbance in the Force. Disney — no need to explain why this is gobsmackingly horrible — announced that it was going to insult the collective intelligence, sensibility, and good taste of everyone in America and the English-speaking world by welcoming George Lucas to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and making another Star Wars trilogy. So obviously I tried out for it.
  • Stop That Tank! Disney Training Film on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

    11/29/2013 12:59:35 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/31/2013 | Forgotten Weapons
    During World War II, the Disney company joined in the Allied war effort by producing animated movie material at cost for the US government (they also created insignia mascots for hundreds of aircraft and warships by request). These films number well over one hundred - although most are only partially created by Disney - and cover topics from antenna tuning to Beechcraft airplane maintenance to anti-German and Japanese propaganda. However, one piece in particular is of interest to us here at Forgotten Weapons: Stop That Tank! Produced in 1942 for the Canadian military, it is a training film on the...
  • The Curse of Pooh (About Disney Lawsuit, which I hope Disney loses)

    01/08/2003 1:56:19 PM PST · by Rodney King · 25 replies · 1,170+ views
    Fortune ^ | Jan. 6 | David Leonard
    Sure, kids love him. But he's made everyone close to him miserable. Just ask Disney, which is locked in a billion-dollar battle over his rights FORTUNE Monday, January 6, 2003 By Devin Leonard Nobody loves Winnie the Pooh more than Shirley Slesinger Lasswell. The 79-year-old widow wears Pooh pajamas, Pooh watches, and Pooh polo shirts. A Pooh waves at other drivers from the rear window of her Mercedes as she is chauffeured around Beverly Hills. But these days, some of her most treasured Pooh merchandise languishes in boxes in her lawyer's office. It breaks Shirley's heart. "I never wanted Winnie...
  • ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’

    11/26/2013 4:56:23 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct 21 2013 | Nico Hines
    No wonder Mary Poppins needed a spoonful of sugar. The forthcoming Saving Mr. Banks is a dark film that tells the heart-breaking true story behind one of the great characters in children’s movie history. P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the nanny’s formidable creator, is pitted against Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who promised his daughters that he’d bring Poppins to the big screen. The thing is, that pledge goes against the author’s wishes. Saving Mr. Banks goes behind the scenes of the ferocious battle to make what was to become the famous 1964 musical adaptation. For 20 years, Travers refused to grant...
  • Diane Disney Miller, Philanthropist and Daughter of Walt Disney, Dies at 79

    11/19/2013 5:59:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | November 19, 2013 | Staff
    Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller, who was the daughter of Walt Disney, died Tuesday at her home in Napa, Calif. She had suffered a fall in September from which she never recovered. Disney Miller, the eldest and only biological daughter of Lillian and Walt Disney, helped shepherd the development of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall ...
  • Reason and Emotion(1943)

    11/15/2013 8:31:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1943 | Walt Disney
  • 67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/13/2013 9:40:50 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ‘Now, this here tale didn't happen just yesterday, nor the day before.’Twas a long time ago. And in them days, everything was mighty satisfactual. The critters, they was closer to the folks, and the folks, they was closer to the critters, and if you'll excuse me for saying so, 'twas better all around’----Uncle Remus from Disney’s Song of the South.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Infiltrating Disney Undercover With Escape From Tomorrow

    10/28/2013 5:58:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    TG DAILY ^ | 10/10/13 | David Konow
    When you make a movie, you can’t just show up somewhere and start shooting. You usually need permits, and a lot of low budget filmmakers used to make movies without them, shoot and run style. However, with camera equipment getting smaller and easier to conceal, it’s probably easier than ever to shoot things under the radar, which is what somebody did at the Magic Kingdom. Word has been going around about a movie that was shot in Disney World guerilla style called Escape From Tomorrow, and it’s finally seeing the light of day, which indeed is quite a miracle considering...
  • Disney Goes LGBT and Turns Mulan into a Bisexual (Video at link)

    10/19/2013 4:26:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/18/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    Fans of Disney/ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” were recently let in on Mulan’s “dirty little secret.” Mulan is a bisexual. Normally I would not have a problem with a bisexual character in a prime time show that was scheduled for later in the evening, but for starters this show airs on Sunday nights at 7PM Central, and it is touted as a family show. It is Disney after all and inspired by Disney characters. The Huffington Post reports gloats: New ground was broken this week when a member of Disney’s iconic Princess franchise was queered and it was revealed that...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably — have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • Disney World's Message to the Disabled: Wait in Line

    09/23/2013 5:29:33 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | Beth Greenfield
    Fans of Walt Disney World were fuming last spring following reports of people gaming a system that allowed disabled park guests to advance to the front of lines. Now it seems the entitled few have ruined it for everyone. Disney Parks has just announced a change in policy: People with disabilities will no longer be ushered to the front of lines. It “certainly has been problematic, and we wanted to curb some of the abuse of this system,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Orange County Register. Further, a statement by Disney, provided to Yahoo Shine through a spokesperson,...
  • Education For Death - Disney WWII Propaganda Cartoon

    09/14/2013 10:13:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Anti-Nazi Disney cartoon made in 1942
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "That Darn Cat!"(1965)

    09/08/2013 11:23:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Robert Stevenson